modular packaging, do you save it?

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modular packaging, do you save it?

Post by spacenoodle » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:16 pm

As my modular grows, so does the packaging the modules came in. I've been saving it with the idea that if I resell, the little white boxes carry some value. But I've got a tremendous pile that's getting in my way. Do any of you save this stuff? Would it be foolish to just throw them in the recycling bin?

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Post by NV » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:41 pm

I save them simply because I have a place to throw all of them and it would make selling them on quicker/easier, but I'd have no hesitation in repurposing or recycling them if I needed to. With some instruments (particularly ones that sell on eBay frequently) saving the packaging my increase the value, but with modules I don't think it makes any difference. I don't think I've ever seen someone advertise that a module includes the original packaging here, and it's only maybe about 25% of the times I've purchased a used module that it's shown up in the original box. Personally I don't really care either way - it's at least going to show up in a box anyhow.

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Post by odecahedron » Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:10 pm

i recycle all my module boxes, but prefer to keep the bubblewrap, it helps with the stress of waiting for that next module to show up :hihi:

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Post by Chiefy11 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:10 pm

I usually celebrate new modules with popping bubblewrap, courtesy of
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Post by odecahedron » Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:15 pm

Chiefy11 wrote:I usually celebrate new modules with popping bubblewrap, courtesy of
haha - i like the SSL bubblewrapping, so many different shapes and colors to choose from

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Post by whitewulfe » Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:03 pm

Chiefy11 wrote:I usually celebrate new modules with popping bubblewrap, courtesy of
With the amount they use, I sure hope they get a discount on bubblewrap!

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Post by spacenoodle » Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:45 pm

Thanks everyone. Into the bin it goes! Better just make sure they are all indeed empty first...

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Post by infradead » Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:01 am

I have so many little boxes in that wasted space next to my desk. Nothing fit there anyway so I just toss the boxes there as I install modules..

I really shud take a peak at what it looks Ike back there. :eek:
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Post by MindMachine » Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:10 am

I was just thinking about this last night. I ahev so many little module boxes.

What about vintage gear you buy that comes in original boxes? I feel guilty tossing it after someone had saved it for so long.

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Post by causticlogic » Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:00 am

I actually just put a large amount of little boxes in a huge box so they wouldn't fall all over the place since I had to dig some out from a few modules I was selling.
Of the ones I sold, the ones I received that were brand new were wrapped up with the exact same foam they shipped with. Even the screws are shipping back in the same bags I got them in.
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Post by PhineasFreak » Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:20 am

i've had things like addac modules with the serial number printed on the box, and cwejman boxes that are printed specifically to the module, in which cas ei tend to keep them specifically for reselling said modules - often the same people who have the cash to buy stuff like cwejman and addac seem to be those who complain about not mounting the module with washers and other cosmetic issues so i try to keep them happy.

if a module is a weird size/shape i keep the box specifically again just becasue it's a pita to find another box that'll fit well sometimes.

other than that it depends entirely on the packaging a module arrives in - i've had everything from re-used jiffy bags covered in tape (straight to recycling) through to shoe boxes full of so much excess packaging it was hard to find the actual module inside (also straight to recycling)...

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Post by jbdiver » Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:15 pm

I've kept all my cwejman boxes. Most of my other modules just came wrapped in bubble wrap. I have no intention to sell anything so I'm not really sure why i keep the boxes around at this point. I think if you ever plan to resell then keeping the original boxes around is a good idea. It always suggests to me that the seller took better care of their equipment.

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Post by daverj » Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:40 pm

Those white boxes that a lot of modules come in are folded and self locking, so can be opened and stacked flat as single cardboard sheets. So there's no wasted air space. Takes up a lot less room that way.

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Post by Christopher Winkels » Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:53 pm

I always save any box of reasonable size and quality, and making use of bubble wrap is a no-brainer for any future gear sales. Others clearly think the same as me; I occasionally get boxes that were obviously recycled from another (third) Wiggler - their names and addresses are still on the packaging.
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Post by Starrefision » Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:57 pm

i got a box full of boxes.

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Post by sduck » Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:44 pm

I toss it all
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Post by vmgas » Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:59 pm

i burn cardboard in the wood stove

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Post by Royalston » Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:57 am

Save it, re use it. Put my modules that are out of favour in it.

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Post by Rigo » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:26 am

I keep most of them, just for the case I would sell a module. But for some reason that hasn't happened yet. Might change once I dive into the abyss called DIY though ...

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Post by Xero » Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:25 pm

I saved some of my smaller moon boxes. The moon logo on them was just too cool to throw out. I figure I'll use them for something eventually, they're nicely sized.

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Post by ping panic » Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:33 pm

I keep them all :hmm:
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Post by Matos » Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:51 pm

I'm drowning in boxes. There are boxes spilling forth from every crevice, nestled in every nook. I just can't bring myself to let them go. Help!

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Post by Diao » Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:24 pm

If a module comes in a box, I keep it. Especially for higher-end stuff such as Cwejman and the like. As someone said earlier, for modules that call for serious prices like Cwejman, the new Schippmann filter, etc., I think it makes buyers just that much happier to have their modules show up in the manufacturer's own boxes. It makes it just a little bit more fun when unpacking your new toys that just came in the mail. :razz:
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